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times are among the highest in the country and let's not forget that taxes and spending in recent years to support the plan are under governor duval patrick have gone up substantially. we'll look at more of the claims by president obama in just a moment, but first, president obama now not the only one stonewalling for his health care plan. secretary secretary kathleen sebelius trying to get some answers about the disastrous obama care rollout. nbc news steve handelsman joins us. >> part of the parade of horribles as president obama calls it is millions of americans losing their health care and that's happening here on capitol hill, obama hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says blame insurance companies for millionses of americans getting lers and emails that they're getting dropped. republicans said president obama, with the help of kathleen sebelius, won reelection promising that if you like your health care coverage, if you like your insurance, if you like your doctor you can keep them. that, said a republican, amounts to political deception. >> millions of individuals who by listening t
for by the payroll tax. that's called -- a kind of single payer. but the republicans for years have been saying -- no we don't want it that way. we want private insurers. we want a profit motive the we want a market. and indeed if you look back, historically, richard mixston came up with a proposal that was very, very close to the affordable care act. democrats didn't like it. it wasn't close enough to social security and medicare. mitt romney, the reason the president is -- in massachusetts is because obama care was modeled exactly after romney care in massachusetts. including the individual man date, which mitt romney after he signed that into law and was asked where did the mandate come from. he said an idea from the heritage foundation. and i heard from it through newt gingrich. that's where -- that's where this comes, this comes from. so for republicans now to turn around and say, oh, we think this is just awful. we don't like any of this. well it its beyond ironic. it is sort of -- tragic and combic com comic. >> secretary sebelius -- >> the president made it clear. and our policy was put
of obamacare under congress' general taxing power. the court noted specifically that, quote, even if the taxing power enables congress to impose a tax on not obtaining health insurance, any tax must still comply with other requirements in the constitution, unquote. mr. speaker, i want to read that one more time. even if the taxing power enables congress to impose a tax on not obtaining health insurance, any tax must still comply with other requirements in the constitution, unquote. in short, mr. speaker, obamacare was upheld as a tax. the supreme court did not and has not yet considered a challenge to the affordable care act's taxing provisions on the grounds that it violated the origination clause in the united states constitution. and, mr. speaker, it most certainly did exactly that. mr. speaker, the origination clause is found in article 1, section 7 of the constitution. and it states, quote, all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the house of representatives, unquote. in creating obamacare, senator harry reid took an entirely unrelated bill, h.r. 3590, containing just 714 words, a
like to go to a party with some of those people? >> maybe not. but we work hard and send our tax money in and waste is the way sebelius and the rest of the bozos. >> from the chairman on down on the republican side except for ryan i have yet to see one that -- >> they put this website online october 1st and it wasn't ready and spent a lot of americans' tax money doing it. >> i'm not for it. >> should have had a nice afternoon on the hill today? >> no, but have some people with intelligence asking some questions. >> this is the thing you pointed out early are. sebelius frustration caught on a hot mike. >> i have a unanimous consent request. i'd like -- madam secretary -- >> don't do this to me. >> is she referring to her staff trying to give her something at the time? i can understand that. like if the producer would be yelling something in your ear right now, which he's not. what are you doing to me? i got this. i can handle it. i do think that if you were just coming in to watch the hearing, you're dipping in and out as an american, you're listening to this, you want her to be able to
as sequestration be replaced. democrats suggested that you posing with acs tax loopholes while republicans focused focus on the cost of entitlement programs. this is 2.5 hours. >> good morning. this budget committee will come to order and welcome to all of our committee hearings and committee members, the tradition in the committee is the body the last chaired it hands the gavel over and that apparently is what this is, to the new chair. so i am very proud to open this up and follow the tradition of this committee and it is my pleasure to hand this big gavel over to my colleagues. >> it looks like a keeper. [laughter] >> thank you, i will put this somewhere else. >> thank you, chairman. welcome, everyone. i feel the house members are here. and today we are considering the resolution on the budget in the house amendment and we will begin with opening statements and i will recognize myself in and senator patty murray. each house will be recognized in the order of seniority alternating between minority and majority and since there are more from the senate and the house, asked her if they have made t
is talking about accepting a budget deal without any knew taxes. on timing. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! ♪ neil: the conventional wisdom is that it will get nasty. you know, democrats are going to keep demanding high taxes and more taxes as part of any deal. lo and behold, or that the white house might be pulling a head fake or sincerely meaning they do not want taxes to be part of it. all the suddenness of the white house. >> trying to frame the debate. taxes were never on the table. this is all about spending. this is about the democrats to want more spending. upset at the sequestration. the only fight that the rep
, the white house is talking about accepting a budget deal without any knew taxes. on timing. the ocean gets warmer. the peruvian anchovy harvest suffers. it raises the price of fishmeal, cattle feed and beef. bny mellon turns insights like these into powerful investment strategies. for a university endowment. it funds a marine biologist... who studies the peruvian anchovy. invested in the world. bny mellon. we don't have time for stuff like laundry. we're too busy having fun. we get everything perfectly clean by tossing one of these in the wash. and that's it. i wanted to do that. oh, come on. eh, that's my favorite part. really? that's our tide. what'sours? ♪ neil: the conventional wisdom is that it will get nasty. you know, democrats are going to keep demanding high taxes and more taxes as part of any deal. lo and behold, or that the white house might be pulling a head fake or sincerely meaning they do not want taxes to be part of it. all the suddenness of the white house. >> trying to frame the debate. taxes were never on the table. this is all about spending. this is about the democra
, but the prospect of raising taxes remains a sticking point. >> simply taking more from the hard-working families of america just isn't the answer. i know my republican colleagues feel the same. so i want to say this from the get-go. if we look at this conference as an argument about taxes, we're not going to get anywhere. the way to raise revenue from our perspective is to grow the economy, to get people back to work. >> compromise runs both ways. while we scour programs to find responsible savings, republicans are also going to have to work with us to scour the bloated tax code and close some wasteful tax loopholes and special interest subsidies because it is unfair and unacceptable to ask seniors and families to bear this burden alone. >> ifill: the committee has until december 13 to hammer out an agreement. otherwise, the next round of cuts will kick in next year. we'll have more on this, later in the program. there's word that the national the deficit ran $680 billion -l last month. the first time red ink has fallen below a trillion dollars in five years. today's report said revenues rose by
are available to them, including tax credits that are available to .hem we will continue that effort, including with the new resident remarks tonight. >> this week, there will be talks on iran's nuclear program in you jeanie buss. -- in geneva. what you expect from these talks? >> i would say a couple of things. as the president has said, the history of mistrust between the united states and the islamic republic of iran is deep and it will not be erased overnight. is nott we are doing now about trust. we are engaged in serious and substantive negotiations, but offering the possibility that we can stop the advancement of these nuclear activities. resolve the international community's concerns about the nuclear program in iran. our goal is to achieve a verifiable agreement that does not allow iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. and we have said the window is open for us to pursue this option. goal of notur allowing iran to possess a nuclear weapon, and i'm going to aggressively pursue that while the window is open, but it will not remain open indefinitely. we are going into this with eyes wide open,
with a blue cross silver atmo plan with tax credits, in that case, instead of $800 a month, it's $77 a month. and let me refer you to the interview on "meet the press" with the blue cross florida ceo. he was asked by david gregory, in florida, the oldest and largest health care plan provider, florida blue cross, confirmed it is cutting 300,000 policies. and this is what the chairman of blue cross of florida said, "we're not cutting people, and i quote, we're actually transitioning people. what we've been doing is informing folks that their plan doesn't meet the test of the essential health benefits. therefore, they have a choice of many options that we make available through the exchange, and, in fact, with subsidy, many people will be getting better plans at a lesser cost." so this has become a matter of legitimate discussion, and i think all of us would appreciate your addressing it. >> sir, again, going back to prior to the affordable care act days, these individuals in a small group or individual market had no protections. they had no guarantees of coverage, and they were still being cha
the treasury department showed a combination of more revenue like taxes and less spending. that led to a gap of $680 billion. guess what. it takes revenues and spending cuts to cut the deficit. they ought to work together on that. $2.08 billion is how much americans are spending on candy for halloween this year. never mind the declarations for the national retail federation. they expect an additional $2.6 billion on costumes and more people in my neighborhood i swear do halloween decorations than for the holidays. 75 days is how many we have before the primary for the special election for the late bill young and florida primary will be key to see the better position for the march 11 general election. the special election of one of the most competitive seats left in the house of representatives. 16 is how many democratic women senators all in fact signed in a private letter to hillary clinton urging her to run for president in 2016. they spilled the beans about it and a list in new york on monday, sources say barbara boxer led the effort that included other names mentioned as candidates inclu
with our payroll tax to attract businesses -- to give a payroll tax exemption for new hires is not a good policy. changing from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax, where it is not based on the number of employees you have and how much they are paid, but how much business you have, your business, is a better tax structure that does not harm businesses to hire more people. harman is a strong word, but does not attach the tax to your number of employees. it is a better structure, i believe. we do a lot of things to support businesses. muni improvements happening downtown, in the more distant parts of the city. supporting businesses. infrastructure we are putting in, sidewalks, lighting. all of this is important to businesses. lots of concentration on that in the downtown area. i see it as one of the big thing that we offer. we also have a pretty city. that attracts a lot of businesses. we have certain parts of the city that have really great thinking going on. you see california, as of state. our hospitals attract a lot of minds and attention. -- uc california, sf state. >> it looks like
republican after republican talking about cutting taxes, talking about growing the economy, but neachg t of he lks, tiddl ass the workg m awoma i's le e rublian pty s fogott theiddlclas exis. >> wel i ctain agr wi yo lo in trmsf making that contact with working families. and the biggest challenge families face in virginia is economic opportunity. it's jobs. there are enormous s.w.a.t.s wa because people have been unemployed so long. there's a big difference between me and terry mcauliffe. i can explain my plan to grow jobs and cut taxes, and he's proposing more government spending. $1,700 more in taxes per family versus my$700 tax cut. but a lot of them zero in now this month on obama care. and there's a stark difference between me and terry mcauliffe there also. and once again, his approach is bigger government, and mine is smaller government. i was the first to fight obama fight it. you were the first one to sue on obama care. >> right. >> at the same time, is that an issue for virginia voters? i mean, you know, we look at these numbers, and we're talking about, you know, roughly 10% o
chance to buy quality affordable health care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring down health care costs even further, so if you lose your job or if you start a new business or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks, you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want, without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are low. but, let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it's supposed to. over these last couple of weeks. adds a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans, because you can see these plans next to each other and compare prices and s
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. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring down costs even further so if you lose your job, or you start a new business, or you're self-employed or a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks, you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good, the prices are low. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it's supposed to over the last couple of weeks. and as a consequence a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately this website, healthcare.gov will be the easiest way to shop for and buy the easiest plans. you will see them next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides, but look, there's no denying it. right now, the websi
be asked to pay a little bit more in taxes. maybe we might want to end all of the corporate loopholes that currently exist. again, that's not bernie sanders. january 29, 2013, poll by hart research associates. 66% of the american people believe the wealthiest 2% should pay more in taxes, and 64% of the american people believe that large corporations should pay more in taxes than they do today. well, guess what? the american people have given us a solution to the major crises facing the american people. they will want to invest in our economy, they will want to create jobs, they want to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay more in taxes. they do not want to cut social security, medicare and medicaid. that's the real world. then you come back to washington. what are people saying? let's cut social security, medicare and medicaid, let's not invest in our infrastructure and create jobs, and in fact let's give more tax breaks to the wealthy and large corporations. so this is an alice in wonderland world. the american people are saying one thing and the lobbyists around here and ma
the pike? how many taxes are in there? nice that it is covering people, but when will it -- what is it going to cost us? i think that americans really want to know and it is not out there in black-and-white. you should be able to look and see. there are a lot of important things that have been done wrong. the president has lied to us. thank you. host: a little bit more about the book "double down." it is just coming out. even after obama named hillary clinton as secretary of state, finding their wounds, he could barely endure spending time with the clinton. he rarely contacted his democratic predecessor in the years after taking office. after midterm losses for his party, the incumbent and his inner circle realized that they still needed the popular mr. clinton. they golfed together in 2011 in an effort to get closer together. they did not even finish 18 holes. r. obama succinctly expressed his view of mr. clinton saying that he liked him in doses. to thema, who is known test campaign donor nations said that he could not name his top five vendors. he says he has no idea. after me
care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring town costs even further. so that if you lose your job or you you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs up you find that one that sticks, you'll be able to be ensured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now, this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are lower. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it is supposed to over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides.
affordable health care as everybody else. a hot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law, that will bring down costs even further. so that if you lose your job, or you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks. you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want. without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good, the prices are low. but let's face it, we've had a problem. a website hasn't worked the way it's supposeded to. over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately, this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans, because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind
republican after republican talking about cutting taxes, talking about growing the economy, but not reaching two of the folks, the middle class, the working man and woman, it's like the republican party has forgotten the middle class exists. >> well, i certainly agree with you, lou, in terms of making that contact with working families. and the biggest challenge families face in virginia is economic opportunity. it's jobs. there are enormous s.w.a.t.s wa because people have been unemployed so long. there's a big difference between me and terry mcauliffe. i can explain my plan to grow jobs and cut taxes, and he's proposing more government spending. $1,700 more in taxes per family versus my $700 tax cut. but a lot of them zero in now this month on obama care. and there's a stark difference between me and terry mcauliffe there also. and once again, his approach is bigger government, and mine is smaller government. i was the first to fight obama care, and he wants to expand it. >> you were the first one to fight it. you were the first one to sue on obama care. >> right. >> at the same time, is t
of this and navigate it. thank you. bill: your income tax, sales tax, how about a driving tax. why some states are now looking to charge people for every mile they drive and how the world with a plan to track that? martha: the old saying lice may never strikes twice turned out to be a myth for this man. we will tell you about his very close call. hi. i'm henry winkler. and i know there are many myths out there about a reverse mortgage, so i want you to know the facts. there are currently no credit score or income requirements to qualify. you can get tax-free money from the equity in your home. you can use the money to pay off your current mortgage if you have one. the remaining money can be used for anything. there's no monthly mortgage payments. and you still own your home! call today to get your free guide and dvd. it explains how a government-insured reverse mortgage works. there's no obligation. one reverse mortgage is a quicken loans company. their licensed experts can answer all your questions. call to find out what a great solution this can be. don't wait, call now! bill: so this man takes his
. it is poured to understand if she is eligible for tax credit because that affects the price you would pay. >> can she find out the cost of the plan without finding out -- without signing up? interested innot the tax credit and you just want to know what rates are available, we have on the website the ability -- availability to do that. quest website is not working. >> this is on the front end. what is not working are some of the pieces inside the application. interested int rates in our market, that is available through the website. there is also the ability, and we have a link to that on the website, to use kaiser site which also allows them, if they believe they are eligible to task credits, to go in and simulate what that would look like. interested int test credits and they just want to know what is available to them, and i have several friends available to me, i just want to see what rates on individual margaret -- they have decided to do that. quest they do not. quest your positive? >> i am positive. >> is in the person on the phone with my constituent who is trying to find out if t
that's the affordable care act. better protections for americans for insurance. new tax credits to help americans afford it. more choice, more competition. more security. not just for the uninsured but the under insured. we pay more in premium us and taxes when folks who are under insured visit the emergency room. we get taxed. and since we all benefit there are parts of this law that also require everybody to contribute. it requires everyone to take some measure of responsibility. to help pay for the law, the wealthiest americans, families who make $250,000 a year have got to pay a little bit more. the most expensive health insurance plan no longer qualified for unlimited facts tx breaks, some are not happy about it, but it's the right thing to do. unlike people in massachusetts, most people who can afford health insurance have to buy insurance or pay a penalty. again, they shouldn't just dump those costs on to the rest of us. everybody has some responsibilities. now, it is also true that some americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old indiv
a year. didn't happen. it's not going to happen. he promised us no tax increases. huge tax increases. in fact, the biggest middle class tax increase we've ever seen. he told us that if we liked our health insurance plan we could keep it. tell that to 16 million americans today. or that the cost was actually going to go down. that didn't happen to jason anderson in my district who's 31 years old whose wife and 2-year-old baby saw their premium double and triple. >> what about all the people who can now buy health insurance because they had a pre-existing condition? earlier they couldn't buy health insurance. all of a sudden now they can go out and buy health insurance. you would welcome that. >> that was a heartbreaker for every american to hear those stories. that's something where republicans and democrats could have come together. the "washington post" said this is a $5 billion problem. you know me, wolf. i'm a strong fiscal conservative. i would have gone to the treasury and wrote out the check for 5 billion every year to pay for the pre-existing poll. that's something we could ta
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$2,300. and that's before any subsidies, depending on income and tax credit. here it is verbatim. middle class families purchasing private insurance in the new state-based health insurance exchanges could save as much as $2,300 per year in 2014, unquote. >> question, that promise of the $2,300 drop materialize next year, mort? >> all i can tell you is everybody in my company got a notice that their payments were going up and going up dramatically and they just got them yesterday in response to that bill. i can't talk for americans, all i can tell you in my own company is what happened and i think that is a disgrace for what this program is going to imply for a lot of american families. >> chris. >> the 5% that eleanor keeps referring to is the reality, 5% couldn't keep what they had are junk policies, which don't cover hospitalization. deductions of $15,000. so if you get serious illness, you have to pay it out of pocket. sure it will reach that $2300 measure. reduction of what you have to pay when the insurance policy doesn't cover your problems. >> people don't like their
, more taxes, and a completely amoral cultural system. this is your children's book for the summer. >> two are very much. -- thank you very much. >> if youver forget who you should vote for, read this book. kids, give them nightmares before they go to bed. through christ our lord, and thank you for this time together, amen. in a campaign, you learn to prioritize, and pro-lifers and evangelical christians are huge supporters of the republican party along with big business, but there are only so many ceo's in the world. this is a tight race, and it is my first experience with negative campaigning. i hope it is received well. the music ended up being dark and negative, and it is exactly what i want associated with janet, negativity. that is janet. she looks sickly. it is bound to help subliminally. for the second half of the song, it is upbeat, we are leaving darkness, and we go into a happy place. people can make the argument that it is manipulation, but our goal is to win an election. that is the point of politics, to win elections. i is basically everything would like to become, an
. for individual retirement accounts, i.r.a.'s, under the tax code. today retirees are more likely to rely on 401k's and i.r.a.'s and are less likely to have defined benefit plans from their employers. at the same time, the natural products have become increasingly complex. because the rules governing the rights of investors and the responsibilities of advisors are more than 35 years old, d.o.l. is attempting to modernize these rules and -- in order to reflect the changing nature of the retirement marketplace. given these realities it is necessary for the department to make sure that the professionals offering retirement advice have a duty to put their clients' interests first before their own or at very least tell their customers that they may be conflicting. at the same time the s.e.c. is considering moving forward on a rule making that would impose a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for broker dealers and investment advisors, consistent with the dodd-frank act. this would ensure that whatever the business model, if an individual is providing personalized investment advice out securities to
is better, then he is going to tax you. if the american people knew what was behind obama care they would have voted against this president but he was allowed to have the roll out happen. >> it remains to be seen if he is going to hope democrats in the midterm elections as well. you have promised to hold up the nomination of janet yellen as federal chair. >> it passed with all of the republicans of the house and 100 tomorrows. overwhelming bipartisan support. i think the american people want oversight of the federal reserve and it has been held hostage by harry reid now. i'm saying, i'll let you vote when you let the american people vote on transparency and auditting the fed. what are they keeping secret? >> well, quite a bit. all of monetary policy and all of quantitative easing. trillions of dollars changing hands. are people profiting from this? there is a revolving door from big money to the u.s. treasury back onto wall street back into the federal reserve and when they come out of government service one made over $100 million his first year out of government. you have to wonder does
can keep your plan. this is not a minor pledge. it's like the first president bush saying no new taxes in 1990 and 1988. he broke that pledge and he had the honesty to say he was. millions of people will lose it, at least 15 million including people in the small business community. >> we'll get to that. let's stay with the idea of the pledge. dr. emanuel "the wall street journal" reported that you were part of a debate in the white house about this claim. that you can keep your plan or your doctor is misleading. let me ask the question. on megan kelly's show this week, you blamed the insurance companies. >> if an insurance company decided they're going to change how they structure the plan, that's not the government, that's the business. >> but doctor, the obama care law demands they change their plans. >> first of all, i want to say the president takes very seriously what i -- it goes back to what i said and make sure we're consistent with this. when we passed the law, any law that existed before passed would be dprandfathered in unless lots of changes were made. we have to middle age
. it was central to passing the law. it is sort of like the first president bush saying no new taxes. he broke that pledge. at least he had the honesty to tell everybody he was breaking the pledge. the president pledged this and never admitted he was going to break it. there's millions of people going to lose it, at least 15 million, including people in the small business community. many small business people are going to lose their plans too. >> we're going to get to that. dr. emanuel, the "wall street journal" reported this weekend that you in fact were part of a debate inside the white house at the time about whether or not this claim you can keep your plan, you can keep your doctor was misleading. this week -- >> i -- >> let me ask the question. then you can answer. -- whether it was misleading. on megyn kelly's show this week you blamed the insurance companies. >> if an insurance companies decides it's changing how it's going to structure its plan that is not the law doing it. that is the insurance company deciding for business reasons. >> but, doctor, the obama law demands that the insur
but they will have some new options for those who want to cover their employment and new tax credit possibilities. for large employers, 96% already cover their employees. the penalty that you're constituents referred to is not a penalty that is imposed in 2014, it is being discussed with businesses about what kind of information is exchanged and it will take place -- >> i thank you. he's going to use the gavel on me if you don't hush. i yield back my time. >> how much time -- the chair would recognize the gentle lady from california, miss eshoo. >> welcome, madam secretary. you're a distinguished woman, you have distinguished yourself and your state, the offices that you've held and now working for the american people and i salute you for it. i want to really congratulate my republican pals for being absolutely 1,000% consistent. you love what's wrong with the web site and you detest what's working in the affordable care act, and i think that that is on full display here. but let's get back to the web site because that's what the hearing is about. it's my understanding that november 31st is the -
, no, this is a tax, a burden on middle class families. let me tell you. we know because the guy i'm running against tried this in massachusetts and it's working just fine. >> that was president obama in 2012 promoting the fact that he modeled obama care after massachusetts health care plan. now massachusetts and vermont are talking about getting rid of the national health care system by creating their own single payer systems. at least it's being discussed. joining us now radio talk show host and columnist at the boston herald michael graham with an insider perspective. we have heard it in the massachusetts legislature as now senator jamie eldridge, a democrat, testified that he believes they should implement a universal medicare plan in massachusetts. that's single payer. that's what many people believe obama care would lead to on the federal level. what say you? >> well, it's funny. he's a great guy. he voted for romney care, supports obama care. then you do the math and he says all i wanted was single payer in the first place. that's what obama care supporters default to. they
their coverage. it's until they start getting the benefits of better coverage and the tax subsidies that come with it, which will make that coverage in many cases cheaper than the ones they currently have, that they won't understand or won't feel good towards obama, let's say. so that's why this whole rollout matters, they need to show the benefits of this in addition to the pain it was causing. >> still ahead the ceo of america's largest private health exchange joins us, how he is offering to bail out the government's troubled website. "morning joe" is back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] you know that family? the one whose eye for design is apparent in every detail. whose refined taste is best characterized by the company they keep. well...say hello to the newest member of the family. the cadillac srx, awarded best interior design of any luxury brand. take advantage of this exceptional offer on the 2013 cadillac srx, with premium care maintenance included. (coffee be♪ng poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetn
. americans have good reason to be concerned. after all, it's their tax dollars used to buy these helicopters from russia to -- for the afghan military. but russia has a particularly bad track record. they've received an abysmal grade of d-minus in the anticorruption index. back in 2011, russia's chief military prosecutor publicly stated 20% of his country's annual military equipment budget is being stolen by corrupt officials and contractors. one independent watchdog believes that figure could be as high as 40%. in short, there are plenty of legitimate reasons about -- and questions about exactly why american tax dollars are going to rosoboron export. on a per-aircraft basis, the u.s. army is paying more than double what the russian military itself is paying to buy nearly identical helicopters. about a year ago, i convinced the pentagon to conduct a formal audit of the army's 2011 no-bid contract. unfortunately, that audit went nowhere due to persistent stonewalling by -- you guessed it -- rows owe bore on export. we still have a lot of questions and rosoboron export still owe us answers whi
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